Wings Over North Ge­or­gia and Fid­dlin’ Fest of­fer lots to do this week­end.

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Rome res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike will have a lot to do this week­end when the North­west Ge­or­gia Air Show as well as Fid­dlin' Fest bring en­ter­tain­ment to the skies above Rome and to Broad Street.

Hosted by JLC AirShow Man­age­ment, the sev­enth an­nual Wings Over North Ge­or­gia Air

Show will take place at Richard B. Rus­sell Re­gional Air­port.

The event will be head­lined by airshow le­gends Michael Gou­lian, Patty Wagstaff and Buck Roet­man and is co-head­lined by the U.S. Air Force F-22 Rap­tor and A-10 Thun­der­bolt Demon­stra­tion Teams and “Tora! Tora! Tora!,” a full-scale re-en­act­ment of the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor. The lineup also in­cludes per­for­mances by Scott Yoak’s P-51 Mus­tang, Jim Tobul’s F4U Cor­sair, Scott Farnsworth’s L-39, and the US SOCOM ParaCom­man­dos Parachute Team.

Ad­vance tick­ets, camp­ing, spon­sor, and ex­hibitor in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at www. wingsover­north­ge­or­gia.com. Tick­ets vary in price from day to day. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets start at $20 in ad­vance. Mil­i­tary, EMS, Fire & Po­lice Per­son­nel tick­ets are also avail­able. Chil­dren un­der 5 years old en­ter free.

There are also fam­ily packs avail­able as well as re­mote park­ing, re­served park­ing, pa­tio club, fam­ily club chalet, chair­man’s club and pho­tog­ra­pher’s club.

Those seek­ing the most up-to-date in­for­ma­tion for the Wings Over North Ge­or­gia Air Show should fol­low the event’s Face­book page for reg­u­lar up­dates and an­nounce­ments.

Those who want to hear some blue­grass mu­sic can visit down­town on Satur­day for the third an­nual Fid­dlin’ Fest Be­tween the Rivers.

The free street fes­ti­val will fea­ture blue­grass mu­sic on two live stages along with ac­tiv­i­ties along ev­ery block of the fes­ti­val. Broad Street will be closed to traf­fic in the 100, 200, 300 and 400 blocks. The fes­ti­val will run from noon to 8 p.m.

In ad­di­tion to mu­sic, there will be arts and craft ven­dors, clas­sic cars, in­ter­ac­tive games and ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. The Cot­ton Block will fea­ture 40 arts and crafts ven­dors of­fer­ing a wide va­ri­ety of hand-made items in­clud­ing quilt­ing, tie dye, jew­elry, home decor, and wood­work­ing.

Down­town shops will fea­ture side­walk sales and res­tau­rants will of­fer food and drinks for sale out­side their busi­nesses. Adult bev­er­ages pur­chased at res­tau­rants may be brought within the event area with an arm­band. No out­side cool­ers are al­lowed.

3rd Ave. Stage

1 p.m. - Evo­lu­tion of the Banjo work­shop 3 p.m. - Old Time Fid­dle work­shop

4:15 p.m. - MusikWorks ex­hi­bi­tion & raf­fle 6 p.m. - Ar­muchee Ru­ri­tan Car Show awards

4th & Broad Stage (Next to Jef­fer­son's)

Noon - Hog Eyed Man

1:15 p.m. - John Grimm

2:30 p.m. - Still­house Shak­ers

3:45 p.m - Burnt Moun­tain Ben­ders

5 p.m. - Ge­or­gia Crack­ers

6:15 p.m. - David Long & Mid­night From Mem­phis

Cot­ton Block Stage (100 Block of Broad)

12:30 p.m. - Mickey Kin­ney 1:45 p.m. - Matt Downer 3 p.m. - MoonCrew 4:15 p.m. - Bar­baric Yawps 5:30 p.m. - Chris Ryan

Streets will close that morn­ing at 9 a.m. and re­open at 10 p.m. Park­ing is lo­cated all around the fes­ti­val, in­clud­ing the Fourth Av­enue, Sixth Av­enue and Third Av­enue park­ing decks.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Of­fice of Down­town De­vel­op­ment at 706-236-4520 or email down­town2@romega.us.

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